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Entered as second-class matter November 17, 1916, at the post office at Kramingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



No. 12 


Miss Spurgeon, who spoke on Monday after- 
noon, December -', at Billings Hall, Is one of the 
British Commission of Education, She is an 
eminent English scholar of the University of Lon- 
don, and an authority cm Chaucer. 

The War, said Miss Spurgeon, has revived a 

keen interest in literal an- and has inspired the 
young soldiers and sailors of England to write. 
The poetry they produce is not always perfect in 
form or unusual in content, but it is vital, it is 
living and full of interest; and this is not so very 
surprising for the War has brought to the minds 
of the people a hunger for poetry. It has given 
them a certain joy in life through a quickening 
of the senses and a lessening of the fear of death. 

The work of our soldier poets, Miss Spurgeon 
said, "is the expression of the flower of our young 

One of these was Rupert Brooke who, on ac- 
count of his personal charm, his brilliance and 
ability, has been compared to Sir Philip Sidney. 
Another was Julian Grenfell, at the same time 
an athlete, a keen hunter and a student. Miss 
Spurgeon read one of his poems in which he says, 
"Life is color and warmth and light" and hand 
in hand with this joy in life goes a certain kind- 
liness aria gaiantry: 

"Brother, brother 
If this be the last song you shall sing 
Sing well for you may not sing another." 

A very interesting little volume of poetry, 

Soldier Poets. Songs of Fighting Men, has been 

published. Its outstanding characteristics, Miss 

Spurgeon felt, were its expression of the per- 

(Continued on page 1, column 3) 


Miss Theresa Severin, Wellesley '09, spoke 
on Wednesday evening, December 4, about the 
work of the V. W. C. A. in Peking, China, 
and showed pictures of the people. The first pic- 
ture was of Miss Frances Williams, who is now 
secretary there, and (lie "noble army of martyrs" 
the girls who make up the band of workers. Some 
of these are Bryn Mawr, some Wellesley women 
and two of the secretaries are Chinese. The Chin- 
ese women are very enthusiastic and capable, and 
because they can mean more to their association 
than any foreigner can. it is the hope of the work- 
ers to have them run the entire V. \\". C. A. them- 

Mrs. Sung, the wile id' a high official and presi- 
dent of the Peking V. W. r. A. said, "When I came 
here first I was afraid to speak or pray or do any- 
thing hut the things you've given me to do have 
made me unafraid to do anything and I'd like to 
be chairman of the finance committee." Every 
Wellesley girl can realize what this means when 
she understands that this job entails the collecting 
of din's! Mis. Siieg's little daughter Lucy will 
come to Wellesley when Bhe is older and is to be 
the special charge of Miss Bart. 

Mi-- Severin's interesting pictures showed girls 
from the mission schools, little girls who had an 
organization much like our Girl Scouts, factory 
girls and women, two or three thousand of them 
working on soldier garments for ten hours 
for live cents, a group ,,f children temporarily 
adopted by some college girls. These children 
were flood-refugees and thirty of them were given 
the benefit of one year of careful training in the 
college associat ion. 

A League of Nations Exist. 
Wellesley Can Help Its Development. 


Dr. Horace M. Kallen spoke to a large audience 

in Houghton Memorial Chapel. I ) nilirr (i, on 

The Liiiijin of Free Nations. "The lirst purpose 

of the League," he said, "is not to prevent war, but 
to establish conditions in tile lite of mankind 
which will give to all nations, irrespective of race, 
of color, of fath. an opportunity for freedom and 
happiness. The prevention of war is only one 
means to this end. 

"Neutrality under modern conditions," he said, 
"is impossible. The living relations among states 
are such that each is dependent upon the others for 
economic necessities, no one can be economically 
.self-sufficient." Though we may think nationally, 
we arc compelled to live internationally. It is 
because of this fact that throughout the war 
neutrals have gotten themselves into trouble with 
belligerents. While the United States was still 
neutral she protested against England's regulation 
of her sea-traffic — a purely formal protest because 
of her sympathy with the Allies. Yet when the 
United States entered the war, she was forced to 
regulate the commerce of Norway, Spain, Hol- 
land, and other neutral nations, lest, were she 
not in control of the economic supply, they give 
aid and comfort to the enemy. At the end of the 
war no states were truly neutral. Sympathy de- 
termined their action, the interchange of economic 
supply their suffering. The economy and ways 
of life of the world are international, made so 
largely hy the influence of machinery, which 
necessitates such huge supplies of raw material 
and consequent extensive commerce." 

"Thus the world is interdependent in fact, 
while the political organization does not express 
that fact," Dr. Kallen went on to say. The neces- 
sities of war have compelled the development of 
institutions which are in harmony with the inter- 
national idea. These are the League of Nations 
as it at this moment exists, a practical necessity 
determined by the conditions of life and particu- 
larly of battle. Modern wars are really fought 
in factories. At the outset of the war, there was 
no economic unity among the Allies. Nations bid 
against each other for supplies, creating, there- 
fore, high prices, huge profits, and a disgracefully 
inefficient waste, — the result of thinking in na- 
tional and living in international terms." 

When the necessity of economic unity was 
sensed, the League of Nations actually came into 
being, and three great international organizations 
were created. First is the Food Administration, 
which provides for a just and equitable distribu- 
tion of food throughout the world. The War In- 
dustries Board is equally important. It deals 
with all industries necessary for the conduct of 
the war and with the raw materials necessary to 
them, studying the needs of the Allies and ap- 
portioning supplies justly and with expert knowl- 
edge. Moreover, this board fixes the prices of 
supplies, investigating the accounts of growers, 
producers, and manufacturers, and compelling 
publicity in financial dealings. The result is that 
in countries under its supervision the cost of liv- 
ing has gone ujt approximately fifty-two per cent, 
in contrast to an increase of from one hundred 
to one hundred and fifty per cent in those where 
its regulations are not in force. The organization 
has prevented unfair competition and profiteering, 
lowered prices, ami materially eased the life of 
each of us. The third of the international institu- 
tion, is the Inter-Allied Maritime Council of Paris. 
(Continued on page I. column 1) 

From a career almost as checkered as ttie map 
of Europe of which lie spoke Sir John I 
I'raser brought to Wellesley a fund of interesting 

information concerning present day Europe. His 

lecture, on Thursday evening, December the fifth. 
Has largely the fruits of his "travels in 
fifty countries," which he mentioned in passing. 
"It was my good fortune," he said, "to be in 
Paris when the war started." He was a bit 
dubious in appraising He- fortune that had cast 
his lot in Chicago on the day peace was declared. 
I lis reference to the noisy demonstration which 
look place there was one of a series of thrusts 
lie made at America's A inericanisms through the 
course of his address. This vein, treated very 
humorously and subtly, and a vein of intense 
British nationalism colored rather vividly every- 
thing he said. Nevertheless he felt no malice 
towards the United States, indeed he attributed 
to this country the greatest unity to be found in 
any of the allied nations. "The unity of the 
people of the United Stales has impressed me 
most because you Americans are not a race. Al- 
ii gh you are called a melting pot, the elements 

have not all melted. But you did coalesce when 
war was declared and entered it a united people. 
Never have I seen such undivided determination 
of spirit as I have found in the United States." 

In telling of the problems which would make a 
redrawing of the map of Europe necessary Sir 
John spoke first of conditions in the Balkans. His 
viewpoint was quite pessimistic on this point since 
the peace conference, he believes, can hardly hope 
to bring real peace to countries divided into na- 
tionalities not by races but by religions. "The 
allies," he said, "must act like elder brothers. If 
we work with these nations in deciding their boun- 
daries, it is just possible that future small, wars 
among them will be avoided." 

In Russia, "the most fascinating country for 

study in the world," the speaker went on to say 

"Autocracy was nothing but a crust over the real 

life of the people. In reality Russia was, is and 

(Continued on page 8, column 2) 


On Monday, December -'. at s o'clock, in Billings 
Hall, Mr. Louis Calvert, an English actor of long 
experience and unusual ability, lectured to the 
college on Shakespeare. Mr. Calvert is one of 
those artists, lamentably few in number, who be- 
lieve in absolute truth in the interpretation of 
their characters. Ilis genuine sincerity and the 
happy illustrations with which he made vivid his 
ideas endeared him to his audience, who applauded 
him enthusiastically from the start. 

Speaking first about acting, as a profession, 
Mr. Calvert declared that there are three funda- 
mentals in this art, which cannot be overlooked. 
The lirst is simplicity — a (dinging to essentials, 
a discarding of mannerisms and all that does not 
help us in interpreting the part one is playing. 
The second is enthusiasm. "If you feel impelled 
lo act." said be, "act. by all means!" Imagination, 
the third point, is the most important, as it is 
the most necessary to all real acting. 

One could see from the reverence with which 
In' approached his main theme that he is a wor- 
shiper at the shrine of Shakespeare. He told his 
audience frankly that his attitude in studying 
Shakespeare has always been "I know nothing: 
teach me." lie feels that the plays of this great- 
est of all dramatist* are not being presented with 
any truth on the modern stage. The actors need 
I , go back to the First Folio editions really to 
(Continued on page 3, column 2) 


Boarb of Bbitors 


'We Render an Accounting.' 

Therese W. Strauss, 1919, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret W. Conant, 1919, Associate Editor. 
Eleanor Skerry, 1920, Business Manager. 
Marion Robinson, 1919, Assistant Business Manager. 

Assistant Editors. 

Jeanette Mack, 1919. Emily Tyler Holmes, 1920. 

Emily Thompson, 1919. Mary Dooly, 1921. 

Ruth Baetjer, 1920. Elizabeth Sayre, 1921. 

Mary Boomer, 1920. Margaret Metzger, 1921. 

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To many people the Christmas season is the 
happiest time of the whole year. The secret of 
its joyousness lies in the fact that it is a period 
of which the keynote is "Love"— love expressing 
itself in giving. Although it is the end of a term 
and everyone is tired the days preceding the 
Christmas holidays are more filled with spon- 
taneous and joyful giving than any other one 
time in the year. Here at college the spirit of 
giving has started many delightful, pleasure-giv- 
ing customs such as the sophomore carol singing 
on the last morning, house parties of great variety, 
the lighted Christmas tree on the Hill, the Christ- 
mas Carol Vesper service by the choir and Mr. 
Macdougall. But when the last train pulls out 
on Wednesday and the campus is left deserted 
what happens to the joyous Christmas spirit? 

One girl goes north. She is going to spend the 
holidays at home with her family. She gathers 
her friends about her, they learn some carols and 
on Christmas eve they sing the glad tidings to 
the lonely "old folks" and the sick. The girl's 
room mate travels south to her grandmother's. 
Of course, being a popular girl she has many 
college acquainances, but before she addresses 
cards to them she thinks of a lonely old aunt and 
her first school teacher— a pathetic soul— and sends 
greetings to them and others she knows will not 
be so well remembered as her college friends. 
The girl across the corridor spends her vacation 
in a little town out West. In the little home 
church she finds slight preparation for the Christ- 
mas festival because there is no one to institute 
new customs or put new life in the old. Through 
her happy enthusiasm others are given brilliant 
new ideas. 

Once- again it is the season of loving thought- 
fulness and great joy. With the separation of the 
student body for the holidays Wellesley's spirit 
will be spread far. Wherever it goes the News 
sends with each copy best wishes for 
A Very Merry Christmas 
A Happy New Year. 


Look at the Free Press column. More specifi- 
cally, look at the report from the chairman of the 
Red Cross Auxiliary. Since the armistice Wel- 
lesley has increased rather than slackened her 

Now look at the full page governmental adver- 
tisement on page 6. There is to be a Christmas 
drive for new members of the Red Cross. The 
connection is very evident. Wellesley boasts her- 
self a logical community, — training no doubt due 
to Intercollegiate Debates. She has proved her- 
self interested in Red Cross work. Now comes 
the test of her logic. Nothing less than one 
hundred per cent membership in the Wellesley 
branch of the Red Cross Association is to be 
expected. Many students have, up to this year, 
joined through their home auxiliaries. It is very 
well to join through both the college and home 
Branches; but if a choice must he made, it seems 
much more consistent to put one's money and 
nominal support into the same place where 
one's work is going. The college drive is to be 

undertaken during this week ; whereas the national 
drive is to take place next week. This gives every 
member of the college an opportunity to join the 
Red Cross once and perhaps twice before Christ- 


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opinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 

Faculty Concerts. 

The college community apparently does not rea- 
lize that by going to Billings Hall on Tuesday 
afternoons at 4.40 anyone and her friends may 
enjoy an hour of delightful music, through the 
kindness of the Department of Music. It is a 
time of day when music is peculiarly grateful and 
the technical excellence of these faculty recitals 
makes one wonder at the absence from them, of 
so many who strenuously go to Boston to con- 
certs, on the theory that proximity to such oppor- 
tunities is a reason for coming to Wellesley. The 
selections are cleverly adapted to an audience of 
varying degrees in musical appreciation and never 
fail to include, among the more difficult, one or 
two that rouse to enthusiasm every person pres- 
ent, whether it is some long-loved passage in the 
full tones of the strings, or a gay ballad, or a 
band of elves rollicking over the keyboard. Music 
lovers are missing a treat and an opportunity. 
And who would not be a music lover? 

Myrtilla Avery. 

Judging from the Free Presses that have been 
appearing in the columns of the News lately there 
seems to be a feeling prevalent that Wellesley 
girls have not been doing their duty since the 
signing of the armistice. Perhaps they have not 
thought very deeply about the world situation, 
perhaps they do not recognize the full extent of 
their individual responsibility. But in one way 
at least they have shown their realization of the 
fact that there is yet a great deal to be done. 
The Campus Red Cross Room has never been 
better attended — which is saying a good deal since 
girls have kept their pledges well all fall. Also 
the number of students doing extra hours of Red 
Cross work (besides the time they have pledged) 
has almost been doubled. Moreover forty-two new 
workers have been added to the list, bringing the 
total number above seven hundred. Also, we have 
opened the Village Room for the freshmen since 
the signing of the armistice. The attendance has 
been excellent. In an informal way almost all of 
\Q22 has pledged to work there a certain amount 
of time each week. We are about to ask them to 
sign the same sort of pledges as are signed on 
Campus, and feel confident that they will sign 
them and keep them as well as the upper class- 
men have. 

Our closets are piled high with work, kit bags 
and refugee garments of all sorts, so that we can- 
not afford to have the girls relax their efforts one 
moment. They have begun the year with a record 
to lie proud of, and one which I know they will 
not want to stain. Margery Boro, 

Chin, of College Auxiliary, 

In facing. the serious problems of the world's 
present situation are not some of us forgetting 
to be normal? We each and every one realize to 
the fullest degree that the world now faces a 
crisis where all must fulfill the moral obligation 
to be intelligent citizens, especially we college 
women. To this end we strive to focus our whole 
lives. But in realizing this state of affairs are 
not some of us being too serious and even fanati- 
cal about things that have relatively no world- 
wide importance, as for instance such minor de- 
tails as college societies? 

The Young Girl Chooses in the December Mag- 
azine is a clever eloquent article seemingly leav- 
ing society membership without a leg to stand on 
and making it utterly futile and worthy only per- 
haps of an unthinking set of girls. It is true no 
part of our lives should be spent unthinkingly. But 
does not a college society stand for good fellow- 
ship with undergraduates and alumnae bound to- 
gether by a loyalty based of? some literary, artis- 
tic and social purpose? The societies were started 
by a thinking set of women and have been per- 
petuated by their followers, not in foolish senti- 
mental feeling for tradition of the fireside or love 
of "a cup of tea," but as a means of having a 
good time with your friends — both in and 'outside 
of your society. Why then is not the change from 
the monotonous daily routine of dormitory, class, 
library, dormitory, to a quiet morning, afternoon 
or evening in the pleasant surroundings of a 
society house most welcome and beneficial? Why 
should girls who are eligible to socities consider 
membership only as another educational and 
serious element of their lives? In the crowded 
busy life of college where so many girls are away 
from home for the greater pat of their four col- 
lege years the homelike restful influence to be 
found in a society house with its living room, din- 
ing room, library and kitchen seems as worthy an 
end as the much disputed appeal to the intelli- 
gence and "social consciousness." 

We grant that a society is not directly essential 
for mental growth or "the seeing eye" but we do 
maintain that 'indirectly it promotes both by its 
opportunities for mental and physical relaxation. 
Why can we not accept our societies in this light, 
recognizing the value of normal, homelike ad- 
vantages which the}' offer instead of attempting 
to measure them up to an academic ideal? 

C. C, '19. 

F. E. B., '19. 

F. L., '19. 


Why Can't We Have Good Barn Plays. 
Mr. Calvert's talk last Monday night held much 
good advice which it seems a pity we cannot 
adopt. He said, acting should not be taken too 
easily, it necessitates hard and earnest work. Why 
can't we have some real acting in the Barn? 
We have good talent and there are good plays 
to be had. Monsieur Beaucaire was well chosen 
for the Barn and the talent of the girls available. 
It could have been worked up into a really good 
production if time and work had been given it. 
The acting of the parts of Monsieur Beaucaire 
and Lady Clarice showed great promise; but what 
can they do when hampered by awkward grouping 
and falling over palms and screens by the other 
actors. Our Barn has too small a stage for so 
large a caste; why could it not have been cut 
down? Why couldn't the caste have had enough 
rehearsals to learn a less awkward grouping? 
Why couldn't the actors have had^an opportunity 
to work up their parts. Why can't we have a 
finished Barn plays? I suggest that we cut down 
the number of our plays and have good ones. We 
have all the material right here, why tint use it'. 



The Vocational Guidance Committee expects 
soon tu be able to offer the student bodj a series 
of conferences which will bear as directly us po s - 
sible on work to be done along lines of recon 
st ruction. The committee 1ms at hand requests 
from a number of sources for the opportunity to 
speak to college women contemplating work in 
the varied phases of effort which arc seeking to 
assure the safety of the world for democracy. 
Is there some special vocation about which any 
one would like to hear in detail? If there is, 
the committee earnestly invites suggestions of 
preference for the subject matter of these con- 
ferences and will endeavor to secure the best 

Speaker possible in each ease, 'there will he an 

envelope for suggestions posted on the Vocational 
Guidance Hoard. The committee desires very 
much to serve as adequately as possible and 

therefore urges co-operation. 

P. I. I.„ '10. 


The National V. \V. C. A. presents through the 
News some suggestions of the professional oppor- 
tunity it offers to Wellesley students: 

"(In November 10th the signs read: "Straight 
a lirad. No speed limit." On November 1,1th. 
"Halt! Road under construction!" But there 
were other roads; there was a tang in the air, and 
the old engine was never running better. Turn 
back? Never! 

That is the way hundreds of college women felt 
that day and will continue to feel. After the zest 
of war work, there is no turning back for her. 
And why should she go back? All the old and 
countless new roads are open to women today. 
The war has made real thinking as necessary for 
the inside of a woman's head as a hat for the out- 
side. Luckily, it has also made' it an easier matter 
to translate thinking into action. 

The Blue Triangle stands for one of these means 
of translation. This is the sign that has meant the 
most to women in war work since Uncle Sam 
enlisted, and the Y. W. C. A. intends to have it. 
mean even more in reconstruction. 

Under the Blue Triangle there are various ways 
of using the college woman's general and special 
training. Any girl who has another language 
besides English can feel it a patriotic duty to take 
up work among foreign-born women in the Inter- 
national Institutes. There she can help to make 
the future of America. If she is interested in 
social problems and enjoys her economics, she can 
join our social and recreational work among indus- 
trial women. A girl who is able to leave her home 
town, can do good work in club organization and 
activities in communities affected by the Avar. 
France, Russia, China and other lands are awaiting 
the girls of America. The Y. W. C. A. needs help 
in speaking their splendid ideals to those lands. 
Girls with a head for business or organization can 
do good work as cafeteria directors or business 
secretaries. Xo finer way of using a good athletic 
training could be found than in Incoming a physical 
director or recreational leador under the Blue 
Triangle. The gill with a quality for leadership 
and insight into character can liml inspiration and 
pleasure 1 in joining our religious work. 

Intensive and regular courses of training are 
provided in these subjects for qualified candidates 
in all part- of the country. Such a candidate for 
a position in the V. W. C. A. must have a college 
education, or its equivalent in experience, or tech- 
nical training in: Household Economy, Physical 
Training, Business Training. She must be at least 
twenty-two years of age and a member of a Pro- 
testant Evangelical Church. 

When you write your letter of inquiry, address it 
to the Personnel Bureau of the National Board of 
the Y. W. C A.. 1500 Lexington Avenue. New York 

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Advice to the Actress. 
understand Shakespeare. They convey nothing of 
his original simplicity, but rather lose the real 
Shakespeare in their striving for "effect." Even 
the commentators, according to Mr. Calvert, arc 
not absolutely sincere in their interpretations of 
Shakespeare's more obscure passages. He him- 
self Has studied Hamlet for thirty years, and says 
that he finds something new every time he reads 

"Don't study Shakespeare for the blank verse 
until you are thoroughly familiar with the lines," 
he urged, "for in the blank verse you get the 
glamour, rather than the humanity of the words. 
And," he added, "when you recite Shakespeare, 
'speak" it trippingly on the tongue,' as the char- 
acters themselves would have spoken the lines." 

He went on to speak of the "star" system in 
modern acting and the evils that attend it. "Why, 
there's not a part in Shakespeare that's not worth 
playing !" Mr. Calvert exclaimed enthusiastically. 
"Why do actors think that they are succeeding only 
when they have leading roles !" 

He illustrated his points as he went along with 
selected readings that were remarkable in the 
truth of their interpretation. He read first from 
Henri/ V, to show the value of imagination, and 
then from The Merchant of Venice, where the 
Prince of Morocco chooses the golden casket. He 
put great feeling into this part, proving effectively 
his statement that the "minor" roles need as much 
study as the more prominent ones. In the scene 
from Julius i aesar, where Brutus tells of his wife's 
death, Mr. Calvert interpreted admirably the 
stoical, unemotional nature of the man. He feels 
that too many actors make of this scene an oppor- 
tunity to display what they consider "dramatic 
power" instead of adhering strictly to the truth 
of the character as Shakespeare created it. 

Last of all, Mr. Calvert read a scene from Rich- 
ard II, a favorite of his. He called this play the 
most beautiful word-painting Shakespeare ever 
did." He read the scene with the feeling and the 
sincerity of interpretation that characterized his 
other readings. 

The future of Shakespeare, the dramatized 
Shakespeare, lies "with the children," declared Mr. 
Calvert. If young people can be shown the real 
Shakespeare on the stage, he is convinced that 
they will appreciate him and create a demand 
for him. It is his dream some day to Ik- in a 
position to finance the production of Shakespeare 
"for the children all over the country," so that 
they, the future I heat re-goers, may have a chance 
to know the best that the drama has to offer them. 


The last meeting of the House of Representa- 
tives was called to order S.40, December -', 191K, 
in Room 24, to consider the subject on the n u 
probation rule. 

The business of the meeting was to act upon 
the report of the committee appointed tu investi- 
gate whether it was a function of the legislative 
body or of the Senate to determine the penalties 
for errors. It was voted to accept or reject the 
suggestions of the committee one by one. The 
following were accepted: 

1. It shall be the policy of the Wellesley Col- 
lege Government Association to have the 
maximum penalty for violation of rules orig- 
inate in the House as part of the law itself. 

2. The exact degree of punishment shall be 
left to the House Presidents except in special 
cases which shall go to the Senate. 

■i. The ternr "College Government Probation" 

shall be dropped and the penalty be referred 

to as "loss of privileges" for a certain number 

of weeks. 

It was decided that the fourth suggestion, i. e„ 

the revision of the error slip, should be posted on 

the College Government Board fur consideration 

by the college at large, and voted upon at the 

next meeting. 

If the person who found a head bag Friday 
afternoon, Nov. -'it. will return it to its owner, 
Miss Stallknecht, (ill Washington Street, she will 
he willing to have them keep the five dollar bill 
which was in it. 

Lingerie for Christmas Gifts 

Handsome Camisoles, 
Envelopes and Gowns 

Very reasonably priced 


Madam Whitney '$ 

Room £0 The Waban Wellesley 


Corsets and Brassieres 


Continued from page 1, column -2) 
A League of Nations Exists. 
in which all the Allies are represented. The 
problems of ship-building and ship-distribution 
come before them. The latter they have settled 
with reference to international needs, according to 
their conception of the greatest service for the 
common cause. We should realize that most of 
our troops sailed for France on English ships ! 

This unity of international forces is, then, the 
League of Nations. The question which Dr. Kal- 
len says is before every citizen of the world today, 
is, "Shall we continue to maintain this inter- 
national organization, improve it, keep it for the 
purposes of peace, to perform the same services 
in peace as in war?" Under the armistice terms, 
there is bound to be a League of Nations. It 
should be a development, under democratic con- 
ditions, of the institutions we have formed in war. 
If we add to them an international legislature, con- 
ference, or congress, elected by the people of the 
nations, to which the boards will be directly re- 
sponsible, — then we will have an international 
agency which will really obtain for the world 
conditions of freedom and happiness. But this 
League must actually rest upon the will of the 
people, and the government must be a co-opera- 
tion of the states publicly and consciously main- 

The establishment of such a League of Nations, 
the speaker believed, would bring about freedom 
of the seas, a consequence which England, proud 
of her splendid navy, still fears. According to 
President Wilson's idea,' freedom of the seas does 
not mean abolition of navies, but such conditions 
as prevail in our country because of the "Inter- 
States Commerce Commission:— equal rights, no 
preferential rates, cost of transportation equal and 
just for "all. The freedom of the seas and the 
League of Nations are practically the same in 
purpose and result. 

Given these conditions, the question comes as 
to what Wellesley students can do to establish the 
great fact more firmly. "First," said Dr. Kallen, 
"Stand up and be counted! Join the League of 
Free Nations Association or the League to En- 
force Peace, a co-operating society. Then get in 
touch with its members, tell your representatives 
and senators what you want. Preach the League 
of Nations asleep and awake." 

The United States, at least, will not consider 
the war won unless a League of Nations is estab- 
lished. She went into the war unselfishly, her pur- 
pose to attain freedom and happiness for all men. 
The conditions of the League are indispensable 
for that happiness. "You can do a great deal to 
make those conditions a reality. Do it !" 

At the end of his lecture Dr. Kallen answered 
several questions from the floor, and later spoke 
informally to those who still remained. Among 
other things he said that the League proposes to 
pool armaments for protection, not to limit them, 
and that eventually the production of armaments 
will be forbidden private concerns, since in the 
interests of competition these concerns promote 
strife. Freedom of the seas is probable, he 
thinks, if Congress will co-operate with President 
Wilson. That co-operation we should "want ag- 
gressively" to bring about! Dr. Kallen favors 
the establishment of a branch of the Association 
here — a branch to which every single student be- 
longs and which would work in harmony with the 
outside forces, to bring about the end he so ar- 
dently desires ! 

M. F., '20. 


The College Chili wishes to extend to those girls 
who will he in or near Philadelphia a cordial in- 
vitation to a reception for undergraduates on 
January I, from 8.80 to 6 o'clock at 1300 Spruce 
Street, Philadelphia. 

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That the quality of the heart is, in the last 
analysis, the only thing that counts, was the theme 
of the Rev. Percy G. Kammerer's sermon on 
Sunday morning, December 8. "The Lord grant 
thee thy heart's desire and fulfill all thy counsels" 
may be a dangerous wish, but it is one which is 
necessary for proper development through indi- 
vidual self expression, he said. 

The heart's desire of the womanhood of this 
nation is to help our sisters, our country and 
our God, the speaker continued. The story of the 
woman who developed her mind for its own sake, 
never using it to help in lightening the burdens of 
the suffering womanhood about her is, fortunately, 
not typical of the majority of the women of to- 
day. It is necessary for our own development as 
well as for the welfare of our less fortunate sisters 
that we recognize their needs and that we help 
them to the utmost of our ability. The woman of 
America has shown her desire to help the country 
in her war activities and sacrifices, and she must 
now continue her helpfulness in making democracy 
a personal quality of heart, rather than a mere 
form of political government. Lastly, in helping 
our God we must assume the responsibility of 
helping to formulate and develop those new ideals 
and conceptions of Christianity which the fight- 
ing men of the nation are bringing back with 
them from the battle fields of Europe. 


The Finnish women have been the first to erect 
a memorial to commemorate the enfranchisement 
of women. About 10,000 people gathered when 
the stone was erected at the foot of the highest 
hill in the Finnland Alps near the town of Frob- 
jerg. The lines on the stone translated roughly 
read : 

"On man and woman equal rights confer; 
Let her serve him; likewise let him serve her." 

(Continued from page 1, column 1) 
Miss Caroline Spurgeox Speaks on the Soldier 

Poets or the War. 
sonality of England and its realization of the Eng- 
lish mind. The English nation does not mean 
only the England of today, but the lives and 
spirits of the dead and those who are to come also. 
England is the expression of the nation's mind 
and will. It is a life compact with the essence of 
other lives. In a poem by Robert Hopwoode is 
expressed the bond between the dead and the liv- ■ 
mg. It is called "Old Way" and shows how alive 
to the young sailor are the spirits of Nelson and 
"Sir Francis." The present generation lay down 
their lives that the future may have liberty and 
peace. Vernay said: 

"Peace, not in our time but in their time, 
Oh, Lord!" 

The beauty, of English country has touched 
these young poets and caused many to write of 
the land that "is very small and very green and 
full of little lanes all full of flowers." 

Two poems on Death by a soldier barely twenty 
years old, Capt. Sawley, showed beautifully that 
lessening of the fear of it which has come through 
this war. Death is made to seem almost sweet, a 
way of gaining perfect equality. There is no 
terror in it. Death cannot stop a determination 
such as that expressed by Vernay in Eiujhinil to 
the Sea: "not 'til the sea and England sink to- 
gether shall they be masters." 

A very sympathetic analysis of the young sol- 
dier at war was Lieutenant Robert Nichols' Boys. 

Miss Spurgeon read two poems expressing the 
gallantry, humor, kindness, and depreciation of 
the thing at hand which these writers show. The 
first, called Dead Fox-hunter, pictures vividly the 
finding of a captain who had made a hold advance 
followed by his men— all lying dead. The second, 
by a sailor, tells in a humorous way of the work of 
the Little Trawler, in reality a mine sweeper. 
The very belittling of the danger of the work 
makes it seem all the more grim. The very pride 
of the little ship emphasizes the pathos of its 


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lim'w been i brave boy not to show how much 
you nii>.-M-il me ill this fall while I've been hear at 
college getting knowledge. Didn't kno I was a 
poet dill you Bill. You oughtta be proud id' me 
you had. 1 wrot a poem for the .Mag the other 
day. That's what they call the college paper 
the big one 1 mean. The other one is the NoOS 
and ils a weakly. I spose they call it that beeos 
its still rather feeble on the funny page. Guess 
I'll hafta write some good dope for 'em some 

() I was telling you I wrote a poem for the 
Mag. Well it didn't' come out the next time the 
paper did so I went and spoke to the editor about 
it. I couldn't get anything out of her. Guess she 
was afraid to tell me it was too good to print. 
She was awful busy — most of those girls what wear 
mortor-boards all the time are rushed to death. 
You wouldn't understand what inortor-boards are 
Bill, it's too tecknickle. It's nothing to do with 
exemption boards. I know you know a lot about 
them Bill and I appreshate youre trying to stay 
home from the war on my account, but a niortor- 
hoard is something different. 

I got that box of candy you sent me. 1 would 
of thot it was delaid in the mails, if I hadn't of 
seen the postmark, so I kno you was just bein 
economical, Bill when you bought the mark down 
stuff the'd had in stock since they opened up 
bizness. But don't try that again on me Bill. 
Taint as if you was the kind that was popular 
with the ladies. You kno I'm the only girl your 
every likely to have, and you better treat me nice. 
But I'll forget it this time. Good-hearted. That's 
me all over Bill. 

Well I got to stop now and rite a bunch of 
other fellos. 

Your's till the paint fades on Tower Court. 
That's a sort of joke that u> college girls under- 
stand. You wouldn't get it probably Bill. Too 



I know I'm flunking 

Yes I is. 

I'm getting G on every quiz. 

It's clear to me 

The reason be, 

That I just wasn't born a "wiz." 


If you can do your work when all about you 
Are doing theirs, and stop when they stop too, 
If you can play and think and judge by custom 
And never stop to feel that you are you. 
If you can chat and not grow tired of chatter. 
Or eat all day, yet nightly cry for more, 
And heing fed again, go stuffed to slumber 
And yet not grow too fat. nor pimpled o'er; — 

II' you can cut. and not grow shamed of cutting; 
If you can think -yet not make though! your 

If you can meet with t's anil l)s and flunk Holes. 
Nor let that slight misfortune sting your pride; — 
If you can laugh to see the tales you've started 
Twisted by friends to make the rumor spread, 
Or spend the day in "working" 'till you're all in, 
And yet consider two the time for bed! 

If you can have one aim for your allowance 
And toss it off without a thought of loss, 
And spend, and spend again for any pleasure, 
But "really can't give more" to the Red Cross; 
If you can force your heart and mind and con- 
To acquiesce in whatsoe'er you plan. 
And so enjoy today and each tomorrow 
As only you and thoughtless children can; - 

If you can joke without a sense of humor, 
Xor see in self the humor others see; 
If neither scorn nor kindly blame convince you 
That you're not just the girl you ought to be; 
If you can fill yourself with satisfaction 
That in the mirror smiles a pretty face, — 
Yours is full life and everything that's in it 
And you're a daughter worthy of your race! 

M. F., '20. 


What would you say if. nn Wednesday morning, 
the 18th of December: 

1. Your trunk changed its mind and didn't 
make any fuss over shutting, even when you had 
put your Encyclopedia Brittanica in on top, which 
you would need to study with during vacation! 

2. Your instructors smiled when your classes 
were assembled and said, "Well, cuts can't be 
given on the day a vacation begins, but suppose 
instead of class work, I read you The Night 
Before Christmas!" 

3. Miss Davis ordered paper bag lunches, each 
with a chocolate eclair on top, passed around dur- 
ing the 11.4-5 classes! 

4. You remembered to pack your tooth-brush. 

5. And your rubbers — which you had purchased 
yesterday to prove to your mother that you had a 
pair, but which you could avoid wearing liy point- 
ing out that they had stretched until they really 
fell off whenever you took a step! 

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The Greatest Mother in the World is 
counting her children. 

She wants your name — and yours — and 
yours — the names of all her children. 

So, stand up, you men and women of 
America — stand up and be counted. 

Let The Greatest Mother in the World see 
what a big, proud family she has. 

You've given your share to your Red 
Cross — given it generously — and you'll 
give your share again when the time comes. 

Right now your Red Cross wants your name 
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are a member — pledged to help her. 

The Greatest Mother in the World wants to 
know who her children are before Christmas. 

Give your name and a dollar to the next 
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On January 10, two days after the elose of 
vacation, Mme. Harriet Labadie is to read Ro- 
mance by Edward Sheldon. Three years ago 
Mine. Labadie read at Wellesley with rare insight 
and force., Ibsen's Doll's House. "Mme. Labadie 
is a producer of plays, but instead of employing 
what we call actors to represent the various char- 
acters, she creates them in her mind so that they 
can be clearly and distinctly seen by the mind's 
eye of the audience." 

Miss Sydney Thompson will give a program of: 
1. Two Original Plays; 2. Old Ballads (in Cos- 
tume); 3. A Legend of King Arthur's Court; 
*. Agnes Sorel — A Tale of France, on March 7. 
The Dean of Vassar College writes to the Depart- 
ment: "I am glad that I can cordially recom- 
mend Sydney Thompson. She is one of the few 
readers whom I have heard during my life that 
I should like to hear repeatedly. She is so clever 
that she appeals strongly to college girls, and 
she is so refined and charming that she makes a 
strong appeal to any appreciative set of people." 

Miss Dorothea Spinney, an English woman, will 
read probably The Alcestis of Euripides, (Gilbert 
Murray's translation), on April 18. The play is 
given in costume before a setting of curtains. 
The Oxford Times (Eng.) compares Miss Spin- 
ney's voice with the two most beautiful speaking- 
voices on the English stage. 

The readings will be given in Billings Hall on 
the evenings stated at 8 o'clock. Course tickets 
with reserved seat $1,35. Tickets will be sold 
to members of the department Thursday and Fri- 
day, December 12 and 13; Saturday, December 14, 
9 to 12 o'clock, and 2 to 4, at the Department 
Office, Billings Hall. Members of the Official 



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Staff may order tickets by resident mail of Miss 
Malvina Bennett, the week of December 9th. 
checks accepted. 

Hlumnae ^Department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this 
department of value by reporting events of interest 
to Wellesley Alumna: as promptly and as completely 
as is possible. The Alumna: are urged to co-operate by 
sending notices to the Alumna: General Secretary or 
directly to the Wellesley College News.) 


'04. Clark-Finney. On Nov. 28, 1918, at Val- 
paraiso, Ind., Myra F. Pinney to Ainsworth Whit- 
ney Clark. 

. '08. Wright-Cooper. On Nov. 2, 1918, at St. 
Paul, Minn., Mabel Cooper to Dr. William Benton 
Wright, Jr. 

'12. Swering-Callett. On Nov. 28, 1918, at 
Brookings, S. D., Winfred Callett to Joseph Ben- 
jamin Swering. 

'13-T4. Meister-Smith. On Nov. 30, 1918, at 
Oxford, Ohio, Lucila I. Smith to Walter Fred- 
erick Meister. 


'09. On Sept. 17, in Canton, China, a daughter, 
Christine Duford, to Mrs. G. Allen Hofmann 
(Margaret Jones). 

'12. On Nov. 21, in Paris, 111, a son, Herbert 
Blackburn, to Mrs William A. Dennis (Dorothy 

'18. On No. 29, a daughter, Barbara, to Mrs. 
Paul Hartley (Esther M. Parks). 

'89. On Oct. 26, Mrs. Cornelia Banta, mother 
of May Banta. 

'94. On Aug 26, a Nantucket, Mass., Warren 
Barton Blake, brother of Harriet Blake. 

'01. On Nov. 24, in Waterbury, Vt., Dr. Wat- 
son Lovell Wasson, husband of Mrs. Pearl B. 
Randall Wasson. 


'09. Mrs. David R. Johns (Ruth Kenyon) to 
999 Broad St., Meriden, Ct. 

'12. Mrs. Joseph B. Swering (Winifred Callett) 
to 430 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, X. Y. 

'13-'14. Mrs. Walter P. Meister (Lucile Smith) 
to 89 X. Munn Ave., E. Orange, X. .1. 

'18. Mrs. Kenneth P. Culbert (Miriam Towle) 
tii 198 West End Ave., X. Y. City. 

'19 Marion H. Wallace from 34 X. Jefferson 
St.. Xew Castle. Pa., to 318 Highland Ave, Xew 
Castle, Pa. 

Whereas: We, the Class of 1 f) 1 S, have learned 
of the death of a fellow-member, Doris Thayer, 
be it resolved that we extend to her family our 
deepest sympathy in their loss. Our class can ill 
afford to part with a member so genuinely loyal 
and so devoted to all that Wellesley holds best. 

We shall always remember her warm friendliness 

during our four years together. 

Ruth Lanoe, 
Ruth Castdlin. 
Sarah Deithick, 

On .Monday evening, December 16, then- will be 
a lecture by Mr. John Barrett on Pan-Ameri 
Danism — <>nr Great After-the-War Opportunity. 

Mr. Barrett is the Director of the Pan-American 
Union at Washington and probably more than 
any one else has been instrumental in bringing 
about friendly relations between the United Slates 
and the Hispanic Republics. The subject is one 
of vital importance at the present time and all 
who are interested in the future welfare of Un- 
American continent are cordially invited to re- 
present. Billings Hall at 8 P. M. 

(A folder containing a short account of the 
Pan-American union is posted on the History 
bulletin board, and another, in Spanish is on the 
hoard near room I.) 

"While no American woman will go officially to 
the peace conference." said Mrs. Charles Sumner 
Bird. Acting President of the Massachusetts Woman 
Suffrage Association, "the President of the United 
States take's with him our utmost good "ill and 
loyalty. President Wilson made a supreme effort 
to bring America to the peace conference with a 
completed democracy, so that no question could 
arise in the minds of any as to our interpretation 
of democratic government. This lie was unable In 
do, but whether women are to be admit led to a 
partnership of privilege and right' in 1919 or 1920, 
there will be no slacking in their endeavor to give 
their best efforts to the rigt solution of the greal 
problems which must he settled now that the war 
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Thursday, December 12, 7:30 P. M., Billings Hall. 
Miss Mabel Bragg: The Use of the Story in 

Friday, December 13, 8 P. M., Billings Hall. Mr. 
Arthur Gleason: The Peace Table. 

Saturday, December 14, The Barn. Second perfor- 
mance of the Junior Play, Billeted. 

Sunday, December 15, Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11 A. M. Dr. William H. Day, of Bridgeport, 

7 PM. Vespers. Christmas Vespers. 

Monday, December 16, 8 P. M., Billings Hall. Mr. 
John Barrett, Director General of the Pan- 
American Union. 

Wednesday, December 18, 12:30 P. M. Christmas 
recess begins. 

Wednesday, January 8, 12:30 P. M. Christmas re- 
cess ends. 


Mr. Arthur Gleason, one of the best American 
authorities on the British labor situation is to 
speak Friday, December 13, at 8 P. M., in Bil- 
lings Hall on the Peace Table. Mr. Gleason was 
in 1914-15 attached to the Belgian and French 
armies with the British Red Cross and was for a 
time with the Y. M. C. A.' at the front. He also 
attended one of the British labor conferences in 
1918. From his various writings and the facts 
of his actual experience at the front and in Eng- 
land, this is evidently a lecture we can scarcely 
afford to miss. ■ 


The first attempt to bring women war workers 
together for an after-war conference was made by 
the National American Woman Suffrage Associa- 
tion Sunday afternoon, December 8th in Washing- 

Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the 
National and International suffrage association 
and a member of the woman's committee, National 
Council of Defense, presided. The speakers includ- 
ed Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Mrs. Josephus Daniels 
and Mrs. Charles Tiffany. 

When the United States entered the war, the 
National Association called a meeting in Washing- 
ton to offer its services to the government. The 
questions discussed Sunday were: Has the asso- 
ciation lived up to its pledge? Can the govern- 
ment, which accepted the war service of women 
deny them political recognition in after-war. prob- 
lems? How strong an appeal may be made by the 
women war workers ? 

The Washington meeting is the central one of a 
chain extending all over the United States. These 
meetings called simultaneously in various parts of 
the country are the opening feature of the National 
Association's campaign for the one vote needed to 
pass the federal woman suffrage amendment during 
the short session of the senate. 


Wellesley was charmed on Sunday evening, 
December 8, by the performance of the third 
Freshman Vespers Choir. Under the able direc- 
tion of Mr. Macdougall, a choir of over two 
hundred voices gave a program which rivaled in 
beauty the programs of the preceding choirs. The 
unison of the parts was the most noticeable feature 
in the singing. 

Mr. Albert T. Foster, Mr. Joseph Goudreault. 
and the College Choir, assisted the Freshman Choir. 
The sober richness of Rheinberger's Canzone with 
its muted violin melody and dominating organ 
accompaniment was an effective contrast to the 
strange tenderness of the Melody in E flat by 
Tchaikowsky. To the lovers of the lovely song 
Holy Night the organ arrangement with the florid 
introduction of other melodies was disappointing. 
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/. John, saw the Holy City was well brought out 
in Mr. Goudreault's rendition. In Sing Allelulia 
Forth the training and natural ability of the choir 
was marked. 

(Continued from page 1, column 3) 
Sir John Foster Fraser Shows the Checkerboard 

of Europe. 
is to be the most democratic country in the world. 
. . There is so much to admire and so much 
to abhor about Russia." In his opinion it is the 
Jews in Russia who constitute the dangerous ele- 
ment for future development. Because these Jews 
have 'been so hideously oppressed, — according to 
Sir John, for economic reasons, — it is only na- 
tural that they should be a source of rebellion 
in the state; but it is, none the less, an un- 
fortunate fact. Russia, despite the present tur- 
moil, has her good side, for, he said, "there must 
be something very beautiful innate in the char- 
acter of men who let religion dominate their lives." 

To Italy we should be deeply grateful, the 
speaker went on to say, for her valiant conquest 
of the Trentino. Her desire for a piece of the 
Dalmatian coast upon which Serbia looks with 
anxious eyes is a problem for the peace con- 
ference to settle. 

Of our debt to Belgium, too, the audience was 
reminded ■ and of the four years of suffering 
Belgium has undergone. 

"To gallant France not only this generation but 
generations unborn owe a debt." France has pub- 
lished no casualty lists for over a year but there 
is every reason to believe that her casualties in 
the last year have run into the millions. 

Sir John was rather unwilling to tell of Great 
Britain's suffering and her bravery, although he 
suggested it very clearly. But he gave bis audi- 
ence an idea of the humor which makes the 
British Tommy absolutely unique. As a Scotch- 
man he felt justified in saying that the best fight- 
ing done under British arms has been done by 
the English; that Great Britain has held her own 
on her seventeen battle-fronts. As for the famous 

British navy, the sailors feel they have not had a 

Speaking of Germany, the lecturer said, Ger- 
many must have a stable government, with which 
the Allies can deal. Germany hopes America will 
stand between her and the wrath of the Allies, but 
no mercy can be shown until Germany has shown 
repentance. Sir John felt that no one who had, 
as he has, been in twenty air raids, could speak 
of mercy now. "It is to justice we must bend 
our minds. Europe has seen things that make 
her heart harder than those three thousand miles 

An earnest plea for unity of feeling between 
England and America, two most democratic coun- 
tries, was the subject of a large part of Sir John's 

"War teaches nations modesty as it teaches in- 
dividuals modesty. The cloak of national arro- 
gance which Germany wore must be avoided," he 


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